STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd has appointed Jean-Marc Chery as Chief Operating Officer.
Currently serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Embedded Processing Solutions (EPS), Chery will continue to report to Carlo Bozotti, ST’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Chery will continue to hold overall responsibility for EPS as well as for central manufacturing operations at ST, which include Packaging and Test Manufacturing. He will also continue in his role of Vice Chairman of ST’s Corporate Strategic Committee.
Carlo Bozotti, President and Chief Executive Officer, STMicroelectronics commented that Jean-Marc is uniquely qualified for this leadership opportunity, and both ST and customers will benefit from his vision, expertise and relentless drive to lead the EPS teams to reach their ambitious business goals.
Beginning his career in the quality organisation of Matra, the French engineering group, Chery joined Thomson Semiconducteurs in 1986, which subsequently became ST, and held various management positions in product planning. In 2005, Chery led the company-wide 6-inch wafer-production restructuring program before taking charge of ST’s Front-End Manufacturing operations in Asia Pacific. In 2008, he was promoted Chief Technology Officer and assumed additional responsibilities for Manufacturing and Quality (2011) and the Digital Product Sector (2012).
Chery chairs the Board of STS, ST’s manufacturing joint venture in China, and holds board memberships at the European microelectronics R&D programs CATRENE and AENEAS.